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Brooklyn Sanitary Fair Lithograph, ca. 1864.

"Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864."

An exceptional doll and its trousseau, made by the dressmaker Eliza Lefferts (1831-1867) for the 1864 Brooklyn fair, which was held in a Montague Street location. Brooklyn Museum.

The New England Kitchen of the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864. Lithograph of room in former Brooklyn Academy of Music Building on Montague Street or the adjacent building where the Women’s Relief Society held a sanitary fair 1864 to benefit the Union war effort.

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair - 1864 - exhibition of patriotism - participants dressed in period costumes to raise money

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864, Knickerbocker Hall, poster | James W. Bollinger Collection | Iowa Digital Library

US Sanitary Commission Office - Chicago, IL 1864

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair - 1864 - exhibition of patriotism - participants dressed in period costumes to raise money. Actual civil war reenactors, hee hee.

Brooklyn Before Now: February 2011, Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1863

Brooklyn Before Now: February 2011, Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1863